IAS Ishita Rathi: Upsc Marksheet, Age, 8th Rank Holder Biography

Union Public Service Commission has released the result of Civil Services 2022, in which 26-year-old IAS Ishita Rathi has topped the UPSC exam by securing 8th rank, it was her 3rd attempt in this IAS exam.

NameIshita Rathi
Optional SubjectEconomics
Father’s NameIS Rathi
Mother’s NameMeenakshi Rakhi
Upsc Roll No0801479
SeviceIndian Administrative Service (IAS)
SchoolDAV Public School, Vasant Kunj
GraduationLady Shri Ram College (Delhi University)
Post GraduationMadras School of Economics (Chennai)
Total Attempts3
Marks in Upsc1030
HometownBaghpat, Uttar Pradesh

Ishita’s parents are in the post of Assistant Sub Inspector and Head Constable in Delhi Police.

After the result of civil services, Ishita told that her parents are behind her interest in this field because she has come to this field after seeing her parents, Ishita said that if the country wants development, then it is very important for women to develop.

Ishita told that when UPSC 2021 result was declared, “I was surprised to see my name in top ten because it is very uncertain. Because in today’s time the competition has become so tough that every attempt is very different from the previous attempt, so till the results are not known, it is not known which strategy is effective or not”.

Ishita’s mother Meenakshi Rathi is in the post of SI in Delhi Police and father IS Rathi is in the post of Head Constable in Delhi.

IAS Ishita Rathi
source: instagram

Ishita has completed her schooling from DAV Public School, Vasant Kunj. And did her graduation in economics from Lady Shri Ram College Delhi University and master’s from Madras School of Economics in Chennai.

Strategy For UPSC

Ishita told that she did not take any separate coaching for this exam. I started my preparation with the strategies chosen by the toppers. In which I made YouTube the main source along with online material.

she used newspapers and magazines for current affairs in UPSC exam and she got help from major popular books which have spectrum for history and laxmikanth polity.

She also claimed to wake up early in the morning and study, Ishita said that she used to study for a few hours a day and take breaks in between, due to which she did not study keeping in mind the time but gave herself a target.

Giving tips to the new aspirants, Ishita told that first of all you have to bring confidence in yourself, secondly you should be only with positive people and you should be healthy so that you will pass the exam which you have prepared for this exam.

I got full support of my parents during UPSC preparation, my goal was to become IAS I want to work for women and children empowerment by becoming an IAS officer. He further said that if women develop in a country, then only the country will develop.

UPSC Topper Ishita Rathi
source: instagram

UPSC Marks

Ishita got 862 marks in upsc mains written exam and 168 marks in interview. That is, ishita got total 1030 (50.8%) marks out of 2025 in upsc civil services examination.

Optional-I (Economics)170
Optional-II (Economics)123
Written Marks862
PT Marks168
Total Marks1030
IAS Ishita Rathi

Answer Booklet Copy

Below we are Sharing Ishita Rathi answer booklet from the different coaching institute you can download to the given downloading link.

MGP Copy 1 – GS Paper (Forum IAS)

MGP Copy 2 – GS Paper

MGP Copy 3 – Ethics

GS Booklet – 1

GS Booklet – 2

GS Booklet – 3

Ishita said that her first priority was civil service and the second is teaching . She also said during the interview that if she could not clear the civil services examination , I would have opted for academics in economics .

Ishita, who hails from Baghpat district of western UP, said, “Through my civil services, I can give back to the community and contribute to nation building.”

Ishita gave her first attempt in 2019 when she completed her post graduation. In 2020 again she gave her second attempt in which she qualified in mains exam and reached interview round. And in the third attempt 2021, she secured 8th rank in the UPSC exam.

UPSC CSE RESULT 2021: https://upsconline.nic.in/FR-CSM-21-engl-300522.pdf

Resources for Upsc

GS1 – HistoryNew NCERTs VI-XII
Freedom Struggle – A brief history of modern India (Spectrum) Imp.
Post-Independence India – Nitin Sangwan Notes
World History – Vision IAS notes
GS1 – Art and CultureNCERT Class XI – An introduction to Indian art. Imp.
Indian Art and Culture by Nitin Singhania
Old NCERT Class XI – Ancient India, Medieval India
GS1 – GeographyNew NCERT Class VI-XII Imp.
Geography Videos by Mr. Rajtanil (Mrunal)
Certificate Physical and Human Geography by GC Leong
GS1 – Remaining Topics(Indian Society and Diversity of India, Women, Population, Urbanization, Poverty and Development Issues, Effects of Globalization on Indian Society, Social Empowerment, Communalism, Regionalism and Secularism)
Covered from Vision IAS Current Affairs materials and test series
GS2 – Constitution and PolityNew NCERT Class VI-XII
Indian Polity by Laxmikanth Imp.
Current Affairs – Editorials, Vision IAS, PIB and PRS Imp.
2nd ARC Sixth Report – Local Governance
Vision IAS notes for topics like Pressure Group and NGOs
GS2 – Governance2nd ARC Reports – 1,4,9,10,11,12 Imp.
Vision IAS notes
Current Affairs – Editorials, Vision IAS, PIB and PRS
GS2 – Social Justice( Government Policies and Intervention, Welfare schemes and body constituted for vulnerable section, Social Sector/Services related to Health, Education and Human Resources, Issues related to Poverty and Hunger.)
Current Affairs – Editorials, Vision IAS, PIB and PRS
NITI Aayog – Three-year Agenda action
Budget and Economic survey.
GS2 – International RelationVision IAS Study Material (official) Editorials
Ministry of External Affairs Website
GS3 – EconomyNCERTs IX-XII Imp.
Indian Economy by Sanjeev Verma
Current Affairs – Editorials, Vision IAS, PIB and PRS Imp.
Budget and Economic surveys (Summaries) Imp.
Online Websites like Investopedia and Arthapedia
GS3 – EnvironmentNCERT Biology Class XII – Last 4 Chapters Imp.
Shankar IAS Environment
Current Affairs – Editorials, Vision IAS, PIB and PRS Imp.
GS3 – Internal SecurityVision IAS International Relations Notes, Vision IAS Study Material (official), Editorials
GS3 – Disaster Management2nd ARC Third Report – Crisis Management Imp.
NDMA Guidelines Imp.
Vision IAS Study Material (official)
GS3 – Science and TechnologyVision IAS Study Material (official) (Only most important topics)
GS4 – Ethics2nd ARC Fourth Report – Ethics in Governance Imp.
2nd ARC Twelfth report – Citizen Centric Administration
Lexicon for Ethics
Integrity and Aptitude by Chronicle
PrelimsBasic Books remain the same, Vision IAS Study Material (official), Any Compilation of Government Scheme, Previous Year Papers.
Who is Ishita Rathi?

Ishita rathi has secured the All India Rank 8 in the Union Public Service Commission UPSC exam 2021. she is graduate from Lady Shri Ram College Delhi University.

Did Ishita Rathi took coaching for IAS?

Ishita said that she did not attend any coaching institute for upsc . she started her civil services examination with the strategies chosen by the topper. At the same time, online materials and YouTube became the main source.

In which attempt Ishita cleared UPSC?

This was Ishita’s third attempt in UPSC, she could not clear the UPSC exam in the last two attempts.

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